Rabbit Rabbit
Lamplighter Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #347
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,255
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.87%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
171
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Lamplighter Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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93
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Rabbit RabbitRabbit Rabbit
Notes: Formerly Jackalope

a bold and boozy double ipa with tasting notes of hop candy, sweet melon, and pink starburst
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 171 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hughesm12:
Photo of hughesm12
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 08/17/2017. 12 days old so still very fresh.

Pours a hazy, bright golden straw color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. The retention on the head is perfect, sticking around for days before settling into a thick blanket that covers the top of the beer. Leaves an incredible amount of lacing along the way. Absolutely gorgeous beer.

The nose is a melange of tropical fruit notes with some milder hints of citrus. Lots of mango, cantaloupe and pineapple, followed by some orange and tangerine. The back end is earthy and grassy with a faint hint of pine needles.

The flavor assaults the palate with a literal mango Armageddon. It's just straight mango juice up front. Then comes a wave of melons and pineapple. Towards the back there's a fair bit of orange, grapefruit and tangerine, before finishing on the dry bready malt. Bitterness is very restrained, and more rindy than it is piney.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth, soft, and creamy as a milkshake. Finish is slightly dry. The only knock is the surprisingly strong alcohol presence. Otherwise this is the perfect mouthfeel.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA that is exploding with tropical and citrus flavors. This beer is definitely on the sweeter side, but the flavors are just too good not to appreciate. This one can definitely hang with the big boys.

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Photo of JonnyJuicebox
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice bright pale gold and hazy. Almost rosy? More "filtered" in appearance than many of its new england counterparts. Nice fluffy white head that sticks around, and sticks to the glass. Must be sweet!

S: Tons of fruit and citrus. Definitely pick out some sweetness in the nose. Tons of juice...clementine maybe?

T: Bubblegum, melon. Tons of fruit. Nice dry bitterness to round out all of the softness. The yeast is very present which is nice. Starts of soft and sweet, finishes real dry. Almost astringent. Maybe a little yeast burn.

F: Amazing, full, thick, creamy. Everything you'd want in a NE DIPA.

O: The closest thing I've had to a Treehouse beer this side of MA. Definitely more bite than Treehouse, but if bubblegum and juicy hops are your thing this beer is your jam. As much as I love bite in my IPA's, this one might have just a tad too much. I can't tell if it's bitter hops or yeasty burn. Will update my review in a week or so. Either way, seems like Lamplighter is on its way to making some seriously good ipa. With some tweaking this beer will be a total knockout.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on: 11/8/17 "Be cool Honey Bunny" opened on 11/12/17 * update from 6/21/18 can. " The Dude Abides" *

DIPA 8.5% abv. Brewed with Citra, Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops.

A classic New England style DIPA appearance, with a hazy golden color with yellow and orange highlights. A robust, all white foam cap stands tall. Holds on strong. Very sticky lace. * Bright golden color, totally opaque and hazed-out, NE style.

The aroma coming off of the glass is massive ! Sweeet tropical fruits, tangy oranges, pineapple, big citrus, honey dew mellon, earthy, pilsner ish scented malt. This hop combo sure does have a lovely nose. Hearty grains and sun-soaked wheat fields of summer type smell comes from the unique blend of hops and golden malted barley. * raw honey and huge fruity sweetness, tropical punch style.

The first hit delivers are seriously complex fruity hop flavor. Some alcohol heat, tangy and slightly bitter earth tones ride along side of pineapple, grapefruit, black pepper, citrus, tropical style juice, sharp edges of spicy tanginess and a light, but grain- filled, slightly sweet malt. Heavy on the tangy fruitiness, layers and layers of intense fruity hops. Just about spot-on for complexity and flavor for the style. Excellent three way hop combo. * The light golden but grainy malt is a bit sweeter than I remember. Raw honey style sweet, "Cream 'o Corn" from the can sweet!!

Its a rather full and lush mouthfeel, zippy, crispy with the lighter malt but also fairly heavy with the earthy, alcohol heat tingle. The earthy bitterness hits you right on the top of the palate and finished smooth but slightly hot. A sipper for sure. * fat malty complexity in the texture, goes aling with that extra sweet malty thing I mentioned before. Still crisp, juicy and malty ovetall, certainly never dry.

A very intense dipa, even amoung the plethora of fine examples of this style that are currently dominating the beer (geek) market.

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Photo of Damian
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 16 fl.oz. can purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
11/09/17
Served in a tulip

Gorgeous appearance. The nearly opaque, pale straw yellow body was topped by a tight and creamy, finger-plus tall crown of white foam that settled to a thin lasting cap. A drippy, streaky wall of lacing stuck along the glass and lasted until the the drink’s end.

The nose was super hoppy and very tropical fruit forward. Guava, mango and papaya came through strong. Big juicy orange flesh notes. Some peach as well. As the beer sat, the tropical fruits dissipated and an intense weed-like note appeared. Super dank and punchy. Touch of white grapefruit too.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was also really fruity and bright. Loads of tropical fruits. Guava, papaya and mango were most apparent. Good amount of juicy orange flesh too. Cannabis came through strong here as well and really intensified as the beer warmed. The beer turned slightly more bitter as it moved along the palate. White grapefruit was noticeable. Touch of dry, rind-like pith in the finish. Nicely balanced overall. Later, the juicy orange notes really came forth, and a honey-like sweetness appeared as well.

Excellent mouthfeel. The liquid was super creamy and slick. Medium bodied for the style. Frothy and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, greater than average effervescence.

The previous Lamplighter beers I tried were somewhat hit or miss, but this double IPA was spectacular. Even more amazing is that I can find it sitting on many liquor stores’ shelves in my area. If you dig hazy, dank, tropical fruit forward, New England style IPAs, then you should definitely seek this one out.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a dark hazy orange with a full white head.

Aroma is sweet orange blossom honey malt with slight sweet citrus notes.

Taste is super intense lots of rich mango hoppy citrus.

So good.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wshinevar
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of memmling
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doing all 4s because I don't want to write a thesis just want to keep track of what I'm drinking.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mike22ne
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid DIPA.
Lots of citrus, a bit of mango and floral tones and a good dose of pine resin/hop oils. Notable bitterness and a slick feel.

I wouldn't call it a fruit juice bomb like some other NEIPAs these days, this has a bit more classic style feel. I like it!

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Photo of Hootie159
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed pale straw with a finger and a half of white head. Solid lacing.

Melons, papaya, herbal spiciness and a touch of grassy and floral hops in the nose.

Light melon with herbal spices in the taste. Maybe a little tangerine as it warms. A hint of nuttiness as well. Very little bitterness. Not particularly sweet either.

Nice heft to the mouthfeel. A tad creamy, too, with decent carbonation.

Honestly, it's hard for a NEIPA (or DIPA) that isn't 100% dialed in to stand out these days. Like many of its peers, this is a really good beer. 12/19/17 canned on date.

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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An outstanding and very drinkable DIPA. Never heard of Lamplighter Brewing Co till I had “Rabbit Rabbit” I very much enjoyed the look, smell, taste and feel. I look forward trying my next Lamplighter Brew!

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Rabbit Rabbit from Lamplighter Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 171 ratings